Oklahoma went nearly seven months without landing a commitment for its 2018 class but that all changed Sunday afternoon.
Tulsa (Okla.) Union safety Patrick Fields became OU’s fourth pledge for #SavageTeam2K18, announcing his commitment to the Sooners at the Dallas Opening regional in Frisco, Texas.
Fields, a high three-star prospect, is ranked No. 6 in Sooners Illustrated’s top 25 OKPreps for 2018 and was offered by OU back in July at the #ChampUBBQ.
He has been back to OU numerous times, and it felt like the Sooners wrapped up Fields once and for all during his trip to junior day two weeks ago. The quality time spent with defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks and players Justin Broiles and Steven Parker seemed to really resonate with Fields.
Schools like Texas and TCU were also highly in consideration for Fields, and he made a trip to Austin to visit the Longhorns on Saturday.
As much as Fields has enjoyed the recruiting process, he told Sooners Illustrated last week he was looking to end his recruitment a lot sooner than later. Even sooner than perhaps he anticipated, but he said he would do it when he’s ready.
Fields is OU’s second pledge in the secondary, joining Lancaster (Texas) High three-star cornerback Jordon Austin.
Labeled as a safety, Fields’ junior season showed he can pretty much do it all. Cornerback, nickelback or safety, all positions seems to be pretty comfortable as he helped the Redskins earn the Class 6AI state championship.
Fields helps OU continue to build its pipeline at Union. Jeffery Mead and Carson Meier are still in Norman for the 2014 class, while Scout 300 prospect Tre Brown signed with OU for 2017.
OU has also offered defensive tackle Jordan Kelley, also from Union, for the 2018 class.